autism spectrum disorders

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University is partnering with Wayne State and Central Michigan Universities to present a training session about screening for autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Best Practices in Screening, Referral and Behavioral Health Interventions aims to enable health care workers to better understand the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder, identify concerns early, and make referrals with conviction.  It features presentations from two Wayne State University behaviorists. 

Snyder signs bill with $5.5 million for autism

Dec 30, 2014
Katie Alaimo /

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation to take $5.5 million from a state autism fund and redirect it to autism programs at universities and for autism-related family assistance services. 

The fund was created in 2012 to reimburse health insurance companies for the cost of benefits covering the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. But insurers haven't filed nearly as many claims as expected.

LANSING, MI--   Young children in Michigan with autism spectrum disorders are now able to receive treatment coverage through Medicaid. 

The Michigan Department of Community Health announced Monday that children ages 18 months to 5 years can begin receiving coverage for applied behavior analysis services through Medicaid and MIChild programs.